Googles silence on that matter also triggered a later class-action lawsuit. Somewhat paradoxically, a huge Facebook data breach affecting over 1 billion was reported together with todays interruption, however the two may not be related and the breach might not even be legitimate. Rather, the blackout appears to be related only to DNS and BGP.
Close down in 2019, Google+ was never truly a preferred for most in the social media landscape. During todays prolonged and massive Facebook outage, Google+ came to mind for rather a few people.
On Twitter this afternoon, Google+ got some steam with countless tweets referencing the now-defunct social network in the consequences of the Facebook failure. Twitters wrap-up of the trend sums up that rather a few users took Facebooks downtime to wonder whether Google+ may have been a better alternative had it still been around.
As numerous social networks services report failures, some marvel if they would have turned to Google+ had the service not been shut down in 2019.
Looking through the trend on Twitter, there are certainly plenty of users who were thinking about whether Google+ would have been an excellent alternative, but apparently more common were cracks at the platforms expense.
We coulda transferred to Google+, however noooooo … https://t.co/3k9uA2rYa6
— Gre-gory Sliceyr (@Greg_Sideyr) October 4, 2021BREAKING: Google+ is likewise offline
Google+ out there somewhere after seeing the news about Facebook … pic.twitter.com/YBhAhUCUzP
Googles silence on that matter also prompted a later class-action claim. Somewhat paradoxically, a massive Facebook data breach impacting over 1 billion was reported alongside todays interruption, but the 2 may not be associated and the breach might not even be legitimate.
To its credit, Google+ had couple of remarkable interruptions during its life. At least it had one thing going for it.
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